Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea: including China and Formosa closed and open styles.

Oolong tea (originally known as Wu-long), meaning black dragon, are partially-oxidised teas generally grown in low altitude areas of Ali Shan in Formosa (Taiwan) and in the high altitude areas of Wuyi Shan in north west Fujian province of China. Our loose oolong tea is light and delicate with an attractive complexity and floral aroma. These teas are picked when the leaves are not too young and are processed immediately after plucking. Oolongs are always whole leaf teas, never broken by rolling. We also have rare loose oolong tea from Assam, Vietnam and Nepal.
Oolong can vary between 20 and 80% oxidation. Therefore they have a character between green teas and black teas. Oolong Tea is picked when the leaves are larger. They have a fresh, sophisticated taste smoother than black teas yet less grassy than green teas. They are best drunk without milk. Low-grown Formosa oolong teas from Ali Shan in Taiwan, are still considered to be the most subtle, being fermented longer than Chinese oolongs (60% compared with about 20%). Small independent gardens produce them in the traditional hand-made way. Make with boiled, slightly cooled water. Formosa also produces Pouchong, a unique oolong variant. In China oolong tea is high-grown, the bushes growing wild amongst the cloud enveloped, rocky limestone crags, the minerals and nutrients giving their teas diverse and unrivalled character. In China’s tea culture Wuyi Shan is known as one of the ‘routes of tea enlightenment’. China produces such specialities as orange blossom oolong tea. We also stock examples of oolong teas produced in Darjeeling and Assam.
OOLONG TEA INSIGHT: Oolong Tea. Character: Complex, light, herbaceous. Definition: semi-oxidised teas. Appearance: burnt umber to deep green. Closed or open leaf styles. From: China and Taiwan (Formosa). Examples from China: Iron Ti Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy, Monkey Picked. Tend to be rolled and greener (less oxidised). Examples from Taiwan: Dong Ding, Jade. Tend to be darker and open or closed leaf styles. Making: Freshly boiled water that has cooled 1 min.

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Assam Smoked Oolong tea

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  • Glass Teapot with Infuser
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Service rating : Box for glass tea pot is so tatty it is laughable. No way I can give in that box as a present. Really poor. Also, the tea I ordered was open at the bottom and it had gone everywhere. So I've lost quite a bit of tea. It should have been in a sealed bag.
Product : Packet open so tea everywhere.


On 14-Feb-2017 the supplier responded:
The manufacturer's box for this delightful glass teapot is not that aesthetically pleasing. It should not however be tatty. It was covered in an extra layer of bubble-wrap for extra protection which we retained. We do offer a gift-wrapping service should you desire. I will refer the spilt tea packet to our packaging supplier. There should be no reason for it splitting. It is sealed with a re-usable sealing strip. We have refunded the cost of this tea.


On 14-Feb-2017 the supplier responded:
I am sorry that this damage has occurred. It must have received unusually rough treatment in transit, astonishing as the package was marked as containing glass. We have refunded the cost of this tea.

Tie Guan Yin oolong

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  • Darjeeling Castleton tea
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Service rating : As usual, the tea arrived quickly, in a lovely pizza-style box, inside which are the wonderful 3-layer tea bags (paper, aluminium foil & mylar). BTW I HATE it when the website questions my spelling of aluminium. This is the bloody UK, twerps!
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The Ti Kuan Yin (Tie Guan Yin, fooh!) is superb, a hearty greenish oolong. The Darj. is a repeat purchase, well-known on my shelf. The Keemun I haven't tasted for decades, & am looking forward to renewing my acquaintance. And the Oodoowerre... I am keenly anticipating this.
I shall report on the Greys webite in due course.
Product : Good greenish oolong. Nuff said.

Tie Guan Yin oolong

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  • Nilgiri Tiger Hill Tea
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Service rating : Quick, accurate service
Product : First experience of Oolong after black tea. Could do with a bit more suggestions on how to brew/serve it. Found it a bit light but fragrant.

Da Hong Pao (Royal Red Robe) organic oolong tea

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Quick delivery and strong packaging to protect tea. Great selection with good photos of tea and description. I find I need a notepad and pencil as the subdivided sections make it a little time consuming to compare prices and tasting notes. Best tea supplier I've used so far.

Tie Guan Yin oolong

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Service rating : Well packaged just wat we ordered fast delivery will use again
Product : Very nice tea always drink this

Organic Oolong Tea

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  • Orange Blossom Oolong
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Service rating : Great service the items I ordered were delivered quickly and were really nicely packaged.
Product : Good depth of flavour can use to make more than one cup of tea as good quality tea.

Formosa Oolong Poppy tea

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Service rating : As always it's a pleasure to buy from Grey's Teas. There is always a good variety to choose from.
Product : I love this tea. I find it refreshing and is inexpensive enough to drink every day.

Organic oolong tea

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Excellent service on all levels

China Qi Lan Oolong tea

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Service rating : Good solid efficient service
Product : Of all the oolongs I drink, this is the one that disappears off the shelf first

Formosa GABA Oolong

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Service rating : Great service and delivery . Good to see a new robust outer for the free of charge orders and delivered very quickly. Thank you !
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